July seems to be when summer excitement pales to boredom. It’s the dull lull of the heat, and it feels like you’ve already exhausted all the fun plans you had for the summer. But before you book an expensive trip to Disneyland, take a look at some of the fresh new content coming to you from Netflix in July 2019.
While it seems a bit odd to get a new season of “Stranger Things” in the middle of summer – I say, bring it!
And from what I hear, we’ll see some changes in our favorite kids. Adulthood is fast approaching, so we can probably expect some teen angst and maybe a little romance.
One reliable staple of summer viewing we expect to see is a new season of “Orange is the New Black.” And Netflix isn’t about to disappoint loyal fans. Season 7 of the dramedy launches on Friday, July 26, which makes it perfect for a weekend marathon session.
Along with great original content, we’ll get a plethora of perfect summer flicks, like “Up in Smoke” and “Caddyshack,” two classic comedies.
Family friendly fare includes “Race to Witch Mountain” and “The Princess and the Frog,” both from Disney.
So, here’s our list of all the TV shows and movies coming to Netflix in July 2019.
Notable Netflix Originals
With solid hits on the roster, Netflix provides over-the-top fan service with new seasons of some of our favorite TV series. Running the range from comedy to horror to reality shows, the streaming service provides a welcome relief from the summer doldrums in July 2019.
‘Stranger Things,’ Season 3
While prior seasons focused on fall, new school years, and most importantly — Halloween — Season 3 opens during summer break for the kids from Hawkins, Indiana.
And what’s more terrifying than a bunch of bored teenagers roaming loose?
Hitting the ‘80s nostalgia pretty hard, Hawkins gets a brand new mall. It’s 1985, after all. Romance is in the air, and relationship dynamics become strained. But there’s more for our crew to worry about than who’s going steady with who.
“When the town’s threatened by enemies old and new, Eleven and her friends are reminded that evil never ends; it evolves. Now they’ll have to band together to survive, and remember that friendship is always stronger than fear.” — Netflix synopsis
While Netflix teased us with a sneak peek trailer back in March, they’ve just released the final trailer that reveals the evil lurking in the background.
“Stranger Things,” Season 3 drops on Thursday, July 4.
‘Orange is the New Black,’ Season 7
Even though “Orange is the New Black” put Netflix on the map, we’ll need to say our final farewells to our buds behind bars in July.
That’s right, July 26 means the final season of the Ladies of Litchfield. Even though there’s already talk of a sequel.
America as a society is losing a very powerful and insightful mirror. And a lot of individuals are losing some of the best representation on TV. But they think the story has been told, and we’re not inclined to disagree.
So far, the wrap-up is still under wraps, and we’ll have to wait to find out how the writers plan to take us out of Litchfield. Rumors abound — saying that the show will be following the inmates’ life on the outside.
Unfortunately, Netflix isn’t giving anything away with its teaser trailer.
‘Queer Eye,’ Season 4
The timely reboot of “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy” is just as much a hit as the original. The new Fab Five continue Season 4 back in Kansas City, Missouri for another season of makeovers.
Tune in on Friday, July 19 for lifestyle, entertaining, fashion, and grooming tips for guys and gals.
‘Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee,’ Season 11
Netflix knows when it has a hit, and Jerry Seinfeld goes for Season 11 with a roundup of great guests.
The rolling talk show has scored some serious talent, including Eddie Murphy, Seth Rogan, Jamie Foxx, Martin Short, Ricky Gervais, and Matthew Broderick.
Featured cars include a Porsche Carrera GT and a Rolls Royce.
“Comedians in Cars” drops on Friday, July 19.
Notable Classic Titles Added
Every summer vacation should include a few late nights watching classic films. Netflix has you covered in July 2019 with a wide selection of great old movies that have stood the test of time.
‘Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore’
This Oscar winner features Ellen Burstyn as Alice, a widow determined to hit it big in music. The film explores Alice’s life as a bedraggled and harassed housewife and then her near-liberation as a widow.
But Alice makes some bad choices and must learn to stand on her own if she wants to turn her childhood dream of being a singer into reality.
Set in 1974, the movie was the basis of the hit comedy TV show, “Alice.” The movie is a drama, and Burstyn took home the Best Actress Oscar and BAFTA for her role.
“Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore” also stars Diane Ladd – who took home a Best Supporting Actress BAFTA – and Kris Kristofferson
‘Cheech & Chong’s Up in Smoke’
This cult classic from 1978 will have you rolling. Despite negative reviews from traditional media, this movie launched Cheech & Chong to fame and became an unexpected hit.
With a budget of only $2 million, It managed to score over $44 million at the box office
Most of the plot, naturally, involves the pursuit of marijuana, the avoidance of military school, and the quest for musical fame.
Pulling in four Oscars, this 1989 movie stars Tom Cruise and Dustin Hoffman as the eponymous Rain Man.
Hoffman scored an Oscar, a Golden Globe, and a BAFTA for his performance as Raymond Babbage, an autistic man with high-functioning memory skills.
After the death of their father, his younger brother, Charlie, removes Raymond from the institution where he lives. They then hit the road to put Raymond’s remarkable skills to the test in Vegas.
This heart-warming film follows the brothers as they finally get to know each other and family secrets are revealed. “Rain Man” also took home Best Picture and Best Screenplay.
Another classic ‘80s flick, “Caddyshack” turns the era’s fascination with wealthy lifestyles into a hilarious romp. The plot focuses on teenager Danny Noonan and his job as a caddy at an exclusive country club. But the real stars of the show are the big-name comedians that signed on.
Side plots involve Bill Murry as Karl Spackler, a somewhat demented greenskeeper on a mission to kill a gopher.
Rodney Dangerfield plays the obnoxious Al Czervik, a real estate developer with more cash than class.
Chevy Chase plays lay-about rich eccentric and philosopher Ty Webb.
Ted Knight rounds out the cast as Elihu Smails, the uptight co-founder of the country club.
While “Caddyshack” didn’t win any Oscars, it did give us lots of laughs, a hit song, and a sequel – Caddyshack 2 – which also hits the stream on July 1.
Netflix has some great movies and shows for kids. Or just spend some quality time with the whole family with this wholesome fare. The new additions for July are sure to please.
‘The Epic Tales of Captain Underpants,’ Season 3
This popular books series for middle schoolers is now a Netflix Original show heading into its third season.
Fourth graders George and Harold create comic books based on their teachers. Hijinks ensue, as the boys get carried away with some hilarious pranks.
‘The Worst Witch,’ Season 3
Based on the popular books by Jill Murphy, this TV series follows the adventures of Mildred Hubble.
Mildred has an ordinary life until Maud Spellbody crashes into her home on her broomstick.
Now Mildred wants to succeed at Cackle’s Academy, a school for witches. But despite her best efforts, she may be the “Worst Witch” at the school.
Season 3 sees Mildred finally coming into her own as a young witch. And you can watch it starting on July 26.
Everything Coming to Netflix in July 2019
Although Netflix occasionally surprises us with an unannounced addition to the lineup, here’s the most recent list. These Netflix Originals and licensed content appear on the stream during July 2019.
This list provides updates on content available to Netflix U.S. subscribers.
Designated Survivor: 60 days — Netflix Original Series
Katherine Ryan: Glitter Room — Netflix Original Standup Comedy
Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)
Cheech & Chong’s Up in Smoke
Race to Witch Mountain
Kill the Irishman
Lady in the Water
Nights in Rodanthe
Paul Blart: Mall Cop
Room on the Broom
Starsky & Hutch
The Accountant of Auschwitz
The Book of Eli
The Brothers Grimm
The Pink Panther
The Pink Panther 2
War Against Women
Who’s That Knocking at My Door?
Bangkok Love Stories: Objects of Affection — Netflix Original Series
Bangkok Love Stories: Plead — Netflix Original Series
Good Witch (Season 4)
The Last Czars — Netflix Original Documentary Series
Yummy Mummies (Season 2) — Netflix Original Reality Series
Kakegurui (Season 2)
Stranger Things (Season 3) — Netflix Original Series
In The Dark (Season 1)
Free Rein (Season 3) — Netflix Original Family Series
The Iron Lady
Sicilian Ghost Story
Mary Poppins Returns
Family Reunion — Netflix Original Family Series
Grand Designs (Season 10 and Season 15)
Parchís: El documental — Netflix Original Documentary Series
Cities of Last Things — Netflix Original Movie
3Below: Tales of Arcadia (Part 2) — Netflix Original Family Series
4 latas — Netflix Original Movie
Blown Away — Netflix Original Reality Series
Bonus Family (Season 3) — Netflix Original Family Series
Extreme Engagement — Netflix Original Reality Series
Kidnapping Stella — Netflix Original Movie
Luis Miguel – The Series (Season 1)
Point Blank — Netflix Original Movie
Taco Chronicles — Netflix Original Reality Series
True Tunes: Songs — Netflix Original Family Series
The Princess and the Frog
Frankenstein’s Monster’s Monster, Frankenstein — Netflix Original Mockumentary Series
Wynonna Earp (Season 3)
Pinky Malinky (Part 3) — Netflix Original Family Series
Secret Obsession — Netflix Original Movie
Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee: New 2019: Freshly Brewed (Season 11) — Netflix Original Series
The Epic Tales of Captain Underpants (Season 3) — Netflix Original Family Series
La casa de papel (Part 3) — Netflix Original Series
Last Chance U: INDY (Part 2) — Netflix Original Documentary Series
Queer Eye (Season 4) — Netflix Original Reality Series
SAINT SEIYA: Knights of the Zodiac — Netflix Original Anime
Typewriter — Netflix Original Series
The Great Hack — Netflix Original Series
Another Life — Netflix Original Series
Workin’ Moms (Season 2) — Netflix Original Series
Boi — Netflix Original Movie
Girls With Balls — Netflix Original Movie
My First First Love (Season 2) — Netflix Original Series
Orange Is the New Black (Season 7) — Netflix Original Series
The Son — Netflix Original Movie
Sugar Rush (Season 2) — Netflix Original Reality Series
The Worst Witch (Season 3) — Netflix Original Family Series
Whitney Cummings: Can I Touch It? — Netflix Original Standup Comedy
Kengan Ashura (Part l) — Netflix Original Anime
The Letdown (Season 2) — Netflix Original Series
The Red Sea Diving Resort — Netflix Original Movie
Wentworth (Season 7)
Last Chance to Watch on Netflix
Netflix makes way for new content by removing a few movies and shows from the stream.
Notable Titles Leaving Netflix
Make sure you take some time to watch a few of the more notable movies and shows leaving Netflix.
Bull Durham is the perfect summer movie from 1988, starring Kevin Costner, Susan Sarandon, and Tim Robbins.
‘East of Eden’
This classic drama stars the smoldering James Dean as Cal Trask in John Steinbeck’s tragic family saga. Dean received both an Oscar nomination and Golden Globe and BAFTA wins posthumously for his riveting performance.
Make sure you get a chance to watch the Matrix series if you haven’t seen it in a while. Keanu Reeves is delightful as always in this cyberpunk film franchise.
For the Kiddies
Family friendly content leaving Netflix includes The Indian in the Cupboard, Turner and Hooch, and Dolphin Tale.
Titles Leaving Netflix in July 2019
The following are scheduled to be removed from Netflix in July 2019. You may still be able to get them on DVD if you have the subscription upgrade.
Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery
Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me
Body of Lies
Cool Hand Luke
Did You Hear About the Morgans?
Dumb and Dumber
East of Eden
Inside the Mind of a Serial Killer (Season 1)
It Takes Two
Malibu’s Most Wanted
Silence of the Lambs
The Boondock Saints
The Matrix Reloaded
The Matrix Revolutions
The Mummy Returns
The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning
The Wild Bunch
Turner and Hooch
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
The Indian in the Cupboard
Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie
Gone Baby Gone
Pretty Little Liars (Seasons 1-7)
Staten Island Summer
Check Back for Future Updates
Check back at the end of July 2019 to find out what new content hits the stream in August. We’ll also be sure to highlight great, must-see classics and other notable titles you should check out on Netflix.